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Junior sailing with the INSS this summer
The Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School (INSS) is looking forward to the return of the Saturday Sailing programme for kids aged seven to 17. After a successful summer implementing new measures in accordance with coronavirus restrictions, the programme will…
Rockabill VI laying the finish line flying a 3Di RAW Code 1 jib and 2016 3DL main.
There was more success for Paul O'Higgins' ICRA Boat of the Year Rockabill VI on Dublin Bay tonight, winning Thursday's DBSC race in a brisk northerly wind. I joined the JPK10.80 crew as the North Sails Ireland representative for the…
November's METSTRADE in Amsterdam has been cancelled
METSTRADE and RAI Amsterdam have announced that the world's largest marine equipment trade show, which was scheduled on 17-19 November in RAI Amsterdam, has been cancelled. For more than 32 years, METSTRADE has been providing the most complete meeting place…
A yacht wrecked at Crookhaven in Storm Francis
The West Cork harbour of Crookhaven took a hammering earlier this week in Storm Francis with at least one sailing boat lost from its mooring on Tuesday. Footage online shows the village pontoon swaying in the Force 11 gusts (see…
J122 Aurelia from the Royal St. George Yacht Club
Despite all the setbacks of season, there is a busy climax for ISORA's 2020 offshore racers with two more races following quickly in the wake of last weekend's inaugural Fastnet 450 Race. The Royal St. George line honours winner, Aurelia,…
North Sails Ireland's Maurice 'Prof' O'Connell (pictured to leeward) raced on John O'Gorman's beautiful Sunfast 3600 "Hot Cookie" with Noel Butler, Hannah Linehan, Andrew Irvin and Alan Walshe
Whew! I am just back at base in Dun Laoghaire after the gruelling Fastnet 450 race. Having raced down the East coast, around the Tuskar Rock and the Fastnet Rock many many times, I think this one may have been…
A yacht aground in Baltimore, West Cork during Storm Francis
Storm Francis hit the West Cork Harbour of Baltimore today with the town's RNLI lifeboat called out to nearby Crookhaven Bay to two yachts in difficulty on moorings as Afloat reported here this morning. Pleasure craft in Baltimore Harbour itself were also in…
Member – Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority
The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) was established on the 1st of January 2007. The remit of the Authority includes promotion, detection and enforcement of sea-fisheries and seafood safety legislation, regulations, notices and statutory instruments, to protect and conserve fisheries resources…
SEMRU Seeking Postdoctoral Researcher In Maritime Transport Economics
The Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit (SEMRU) at NUI Galway is now inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for a four-year full-time, fixed-term contract as a postdoctoral researcher. Working with colleagues in SEMRU, the successful candidate will produce research aimed at…
Dara Calleary has tendered his resignation as Minister for Agriculture Food and the Marine following his attendance at a golf dinner this week
Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Dara Calleary has tendered his resignation with immediate effect, after attending an event in Clifden, Co Galway, just a day after new Covid-19 measures were introduced. The Fianna Fáil Mayo TD, who had only…
RS Aero dinghy sailing at Dun Laoghaire Harbour
The Irish National Sailing & Powerboat School together with the Irish RS Aero Class Association have decided to postpone the inaugural RS Aero Irish Open, due to take place in one months' time on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September.…
‘Stories From The Waterside’ Celebrate Connections With Ireland’s Rivers, Lakes & Beaches
A unique collection of short stories celebrating individual connections with Ireland’s rivers, lakes and beaches has just been published. Stories from the Waterside is the result of a national story writing competition of the same name held in April and…
Used Boat Market Joins Southampton’s September Show Schedule
Preowned boats will get their own marketplace during next month’s boat shows in Southampton. Why Boats’ Used Boat Show at Deacons in Bursledon on the Hamble will run from 11-20 September concurrently with Boats 2020, the ‘alternative’ event replacing this…
Father and son team – Patrick & Morgan Oliver aboard their 7 Metre Cheetah Class Catamaran in Galway Docks today (Saturday)
It says everything about the announcement that Patrick Oliver of The Claddagh in Galway and his son Morgan are to receive the Afloat.ie National Seamanship Trophy with immediate effect, when we realise that everyone in the country will know exactly…
Walkers take a selfie over Lough Derg
Waterways Ireland is part of a new Government campaign promoting responsible behaviour when enjoying the outdoors and help turn back a recent increase in litter hotspots, particularly in scenic locations. ​Love This Place, Leave No Trace is a joint initiative…
‘Best Prices On The Internet’ For Musto Inshore & Offshore Wear At CH Marine
Get the ‘best prices on the internet’ for Musto jackets and trousers at CH Marine. The chandlery’s big sale currently has the latest season inshore and offshore wear at big discounts. Get this year’s BR1 inshore jackets, with options for…

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